Nikon D300 review

Started Jun 2, 2008 | User reviews thread
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gj jones New Member • Posts: 4
Nikon D300 review

This is not a major leap in image quality from the d80...there is definite noise in
these images even at iso 40 WHICH IS SURPRISING COMING FROM A CMOS SENSOR
BASED CAMERA....the 51 point focus thing is really tricky..it seems to hunt or focus
on something in the background....i like the 6fps nice feature....I think this will be
the last cmos sensor camera I will ever own.....here is what I have learned or should
I say experienced when using the two diff sensors...ccd sensors definitively give you
sharper and more colorful photos..but when shooting at higher iso's have lots more
noise......cmos sensors generally have better noise control but the images look
softer and colors just dont have that robust look to them...so hear is the
thing...how often does the average shooter really shoot above iso 800...I know that
I dont..and I have fast apeture 2.8 lenses...that 2.8 throughout the focal
length....so shooting at iso 1600 is not an issue for me.....when I take the same
exact shot with my d80..(same shot properties apeture..shutter iso) and the same
shot with my d300....the images just look better from the d80.....I DEF WOULD
NOT SUGGEST UPGRADING FROM THE D200.....I have the d300 paired up with the
nikon 18-200mmvr..nikon 18-135mm.......nikon 18-70mm...also use ....the
tamron-17-50mm 2.8....which is an amazingly sharp lense even at 2.8...Being a
canon user i definitly understand the cmos sensor...maybe I expected a lil more
from nikon

Problems:

I wont say i am dissaponted in the camera...just not overly impressed....

Nikon D300
12 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Aug 23, 2007
gj jones's score
4.1
Average community score
4.5
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